Working with electronic imaging in a fine art context since 1977, Chris Meigh-Andrews' videotapes, installations and projections have been exhibited in the UK, Europe, North & South America, Australia and Japan. His work has been featured in television and radio broadcasts in the UK, the USA, Germany, Sweden and Estonia.

Born in Essex, England in 1952, Meigh-Andrews lived in Montreal, Canada from 1957-75. He studied photography, film & video at the London College of Printing, has an MA in Fine Art from Goldsmiths (1981-83), and a Ph.D. from the Royal College of Art (1996-2001). He is currently Reader in Electronic & Digital Art in the Faculty of Design & Technology at the University of Central Lancashire. Since 1990, Meigh-Andrews has specialized in sculptural and projection video installations, including commissioned and site-specific works, which have been shown in the UK, Europe and Canada.

For SMOG Meigh-Andrews uses a video monitor as a receptacle to display a vintage television on which he shows a silent and continuous cycle of images that emerge, re-emerge and dissolve. Making use of documentary film images from the 50’s he ingeniously creates a pattern of ghostly and ephemeral images from the past that mysteriously invade the present.

Resident Artist in Electronic Imaging, Oxford Brookes University 1994, Artist in Residence at the Saw Contemporary Arts Centre in Ottawa, Canada 1994, Video Artist in Residence at Middlesbrough Gallery, Cleveland 1995, Video Artist in Residence at the Prema Arts Centre, Gloucestershire 1995.

Recent work:
Mind's Eye (1997), a 5 screen installation featuring MRI scans of the artist's brain, Mothlight (1998) and Mothlight 2 (2001) , feature halogen lamps, solar panels and video monitors in delicate counter-balance, Merging/Emerging (1999) a site-specific digital installation featuring video projection and a linked web-site for the Bath International Music Festival.

Most recent installations include:
A Photographic Truth, (2001) and For William Henry Fox Talbot (The Pencil of Nature) 2002, both site-specific projects commissioned by the Victoria & Albert Museum, London.
Organised and co-curated The Digital Aesthetic, an exhibition and International conference in collaboration with the Harris Museum, Preston 2001.
His work in numerous private and public collections include the Victoria & Albert Museum, London; Rusden State College, Australia; Cairn, Paris; Gallerie Trekanten, Copenhagen; Art Metroplole, Toronto; Sheffield Hallam University; The Vasulka Archive, Santa Fe, and The Centre for Contemporary Art at the University of Central Lancashire.

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